A&L Goodbody partners with arts group to develop children’s literacy and creativity

A&L Goodbody partners with arts group to develop children's literacy and creativity

Dublin firm A&L Goodbody has partnered with Business to Arts to develop children’s creativity and literacy skills.

The firm will provide funding worth €30,000 over three years for the Writer in Residence programme, which will see a writer work with children at a primary school in East Wall, participating in literacy workshops and promoting creativity and literacy sills.

It marks the first time that a business in Ireland has engaged a Writer in Residence programme with Business to Arts and Dublin City Council.

Andrew Hetherington, chief executive of Business to Arts, said they “are thrilled to partner with A&L Goodbody on this important and exciting community project as part of the Docklands Arts Fund”.

Julian Yarr, managing partner at A&L Goodbody, said the firm “is delighted to be supporting this innovative new initiative”.

He added: “This partnership builds and complements our ongoing work with delivering similar projects such as Suas to boost literacy levels in our area.

“We look forward to continuing to support this important work over the next three years through the Writer in Residence programme which creates an exciting new dimension in our work to engage and inspire children in our local community through literacy.”

Ellie Kennedy, principal of St Joseph’s Co-ed Primary School in East Wall, said: “By having a Writer in Residence for our school, we hope that it can provide fantastic opportunities for children to develop a love for writing as well as promoting their creativity and ability to think outside the box. Pupils and staff in our school love working with different people which enhances team work and quality learning in today’s all inclusive classroom.”

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